‘Make or break’ time for EU budget, says former R&D chief

Robert-Jan Smits warns that politicians’ credibility is at stake over the EU’s R&D budget

Robert-Jan Smits, the former director-general of the European Commission’s research department, has warned it is “make or break” time for getting a deal on the EU’s 2021-27 budget. He said politicians’ credibility could stand or fall over what transpires from the negotiations on the Horizon Europe R&D programme and Erasmus+ mobility programme.

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Original article published by Research Professional news on October 23, 2020.